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Museum continues after-hours art series

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The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm in Norman, continues its "Art After Hours" series Friday evening with "How the West Was Seen: Frederic Remington and Charles Russell."

The program will give visitors a chance to participate in a presentation and discussion about the impact Remington and Russell had on Western American art. This month's theme was chosen to coincide with the museum's current exhibition, "Borderlands: Images of the American West."

Museum director Ghislain d'Humieres said the event will highlight the important role the artists played in the public's opinion of the West.

"The program will explore how these artists contributed to the public's view of the West through illustrations published in Harper's Weekly and other periodicals," he said. "Participants can start the weekend off with added knowledge about art, some light refreshments and an opportunity to socialize with other art enthusiasts."

D'Humieres said the program typically lasts around 45 minutes and includes a PowerPoint presentation that will place the artists' work in context.

The 6 p.m. event is free with the cost of regular museum admission, which is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children. For more information, call 325-3272.

"?James Lovett

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